I’m not thrilled with the current sate of Christmas. It’s a commercialized affair, in which people crowd the malls, fueled by Starbucks, to check off their gift lists. Not me. I think the holidays are a brilliant opportunity to pick up truly special things for special people. I’ll be making a stop at Wigwam this weekend. Hosted by Oil & Cotton, beloved home of local art classes, this four-day pop-up shop contains an edited collection of carefully designed artisan wares, including leather handbags, jewelry (like our fav jewels from Olivia k), sculpture, plants, blankets, scarves, and even beer. And, apparently, tamales. Awesome.
You know the nesting type. They natural born hosts and hostesses with immaculate taste. They look elegant an in apron, serve perfectly poured cocktails, and have living rooms that belong in Elle Decor. (There’s a chance she or he already has an edited collection of books on display.) Well, head to Five & Ten to peruse their library of stylish coffee table books, like The New York Times’ 36 Hours: 125 Weekends in Europe guide of mini getaways and Tim Walker: Story Teller, a collection of a famous fashion photographer’s dazzling pictures.
It’s Day 3 of our week of holiday makeovers.
This week, we’ve got five local makeup artists who are sharing their favorite festive makeup looks and the must-have tools. I’ve worked with or experienced first-hand the talent of each one of these beauty gurus, and I’m thrilled with each of the final selections.
Up next: an intense plum lip with a festive sparkly eye. (See all the looks here.)
The Artist: Ashley Leal, head makeup artist at Make Up For Ever NorthPark
The Look: “Holiday Glam,” a deep, plum-y red lip with a sparkled eye.